Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

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Transcript: Transcript for 07/11/2023 - Llywydd's Committee

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1        The Chair welcomes Members to the meeting.

1.2        No apologies were received and there were no declarations of interest.

(9.00 - 10.30)


Scrutiny of the Electoral Commission financial estimates 2024/25

Dame Elan Closs Stephens CBE – Electoral Commissioner, Wales


Shaun McNally CBE – Chief Executive, Electoral Commission


David Moran – Director, Finance and Corporate Services, Electoral Commission


Rhydian Thomas – Head of Electoral Commission, Wales, Electoral Commission

Supporting documents:


2.1 The Chair welcomed the Electoral Commission to the meeting and thanked them for submitting their financial estimate for the financial year 2024-25 and supplementary estimate 2023-24.


2.2 The Committee scrutinised the Electoral Commission on their financial estimate for 2024-25.


2.3 The Committee noted the letter from the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution on the estimate as part of the consultation required under paragraph 16A(8)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.


2.4 The Committee noted the Electoral Commission’s reports on the May 2023 local elections and on the accuracy and completeness of the electoral registers.


2.5 The Committee noted the two letters from the Electoral Commission on the cyber-attack and the Chief Executive.


Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting


3.1 The motion to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting under Standing Order 17.42(vi) was agreed.

(10.30 - 11.00)


Scrutiny of the Electoral Commission financial estimates 2024/25: Consideration of evidence


4.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.